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May 22, 2013  9:37 PM

ONC mHealth challenge to help support cancer survivors



Posted by: RedaChouffani
mhealth, ONC

The ONC is launching a mobile app innovation challenge that will support cancer survivors during their follow-up care. The challenge, as outlined by the ONC, will have two separate phases. In...

March 25, 2013  9:12 PM

When choosing an EHR, consider all options



Posted by: RedaChouffani
cloud EHR, EHR, EHR systems, Electronic health records, ONC, SaaS

Since the enactment of ARRA and the stimulus package, which offered financial incentives for the implementation of electronic health records (EHRs) for eligible physicians and hospitals, the adoption rate of EHRs has increased significantly.  According to a


March 11, 2013  8:55 PM

HHS looking to encourage HIE adoption



Posted by: RedaChouffani
blue button, CMS, ePHI, HIE, ONC, PHI

On March 6, 2013, HHS released a notice and request for information around the need for policy changes to help electronic health information exchange outside of the current incentive programs that require interoperability and exchange.


February 18, 2013  10:23 PM

New CONNECT HIE platform driven by federal collaboration



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CONNECT, DoD, HHS, HIE, NHIN, ONC

There is a new version of the open source platform for secure exchange of health information, CONNECT V4. HHS, DOD, SSA and the VA collaborated on the platform with the intent to provide both federal and other entities a secure data exchange platform. Since both the


October 1, 2012  9:30 PM

A preview of what’s being considered as part of meaningful use stage 3



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HHS, Meaningful use, Meaningful use stage 2, MU 3, ONC, Stage 3

The Office of National Coordinator for Health IT and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services released the final requirements for stage 2 EHR incentive programs in August 2012. Among the items that have been identified as part of the requirements in stage 2 were information exchange, care...


March 25, 2012  8:30 PM

ONC announces updated version of the Connect 3.3



Posted by: RedaChouffani
CONNECT, NHIN, ONC

On March 16, the ONC announced the availability of Connect 3.3, the open...

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March 11, 2012  8:14 PM

ONC tapping public to set security standards for mobile health devices



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Data privacy and security, HIPAA, mhealth, Mobile, Mobile security, ONC

In the age of electronic data exchange, securing mobile devices has been a chief concern of IT professionals, with many devices handling sensitive protected health information (PHI) on a daily basis. And as...


February 27, 2012  4:56 PM

Highlights from Mostashari at HIMSS 2012



Posted by: RedaChouffani
Farzad Mostashari, HIMSS 2012, Meaningful use stage 2, ONC

On Thursday Feb. 23, 2012 during Farzad Mostashari's keynote session, the ONC leader discussed his experience prior to coming into his...


January 29, 2012  9:52 PM

ONC offers $5,000 in HIT challenge



Posted by: RedaChouffani
HIT challanges, ONC

Thursday, Jan. 26, 2012 marked the beginning of the submission period for one of the new health care IT challenges set by the ONC. The challenge, designed for software developers, is for industry innovators create a new tool that will overcome some the hurdles associated with post-discharge care....


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